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Ah, theism

In Traverse City, Michigan, there’s been a bit of a kerfluffle over a Veterans Day choir concert at a local church. As mlive.com reports:

[Pastor] David Walls decided to “censor” the concert three weeks ago over the objections of the church’s choir director.

Walls told the paper that the prayer was rejected because the church did not want to offend their congregation and military veterans they planned to honor that day…

Walls told the paper the prayer was “in Arabic, addressed to Allah, with references to Muhammad for an event that was intended to honor veterans.” The prayer was to be led by an Islamic leader from Grand Rapids.

The decision reportedly offended a Traverse City West Senior High student of Muslim faith who was in the choir. On the flip side, an NMC college trustee, Doug Bishop, told the paper he would have been offended at having to observe the prayer.

Somebody should lock Jehovah and Allah in a room to duke it out between themselves so the rest of us can have some peace.

Comments

  1. davidhart says

    “Somebody should lock Jehovah and Allah in a room to duke it out between themselves”

    I think Allen Ginsberg got there already.

  2. Crudely Wrott says

    Would that the Deeply Religious and Loving Christians and the Evil and Vile Wrong Worshiping Muslims (and any other interested parties of similar or conflicting faith) would emulate the Cats of Kilkenny.

    There once were two cats of Kilkenny
    Each thought there was one cat too many
    So they fought and they fit
    And they scratched and they bit
    ‘Til (excepting their nails
    And the tips of their tails)
    Instead of two cats there weren’t any!

    Sans the battling and self-destructing cats, I’m sure the rest of us could abide with the nails and tips of the tails. Actually, we’re getting some valuable practice lately.

    Now, come on, come on, little kitten nun nun. I haz treet 4 u.

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